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1 Dinners in January, 2016 on Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:34 am

bethk

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I'm falling back on my old superstitions......

Pork roast with sauerkraut planned for our supper. I'll probably make some spetzlof (spatzel) to go along side because that's the family tradition Dane grew up with.

I have some fresh collards and turnip greens (my new Southern trational food) but I'm thinking of waiting until tomorrow to fit them into a meal.

2 Re: Dinners in January, 2016 on Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:40 pm

Barbara101

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For years and years and years I made a pork roast,mashed potatoes and fried apples.


I bought lobster tails for NYE and it rained me out. So I will grill them today..

3 Re: Dinners in January, 2016 on Fri Jan 01, 2016 1:16 pm

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I usually make black eyed peas for New Years Day. I usually have ham hocks and collard greens to go with them but a couple times I made a bean dip with them. Once a couple years ago, I made black eyed peas on New Years Eve and didn't have any on New Years Day. The next day I broke three bones in my ankle.

Having black eyed peas later today but this time I am having them in the slow cooker with bacon, ham and tomatoes. I have some greens that I plan to start in a little bit.

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4 Re: Dinners in January, 2016 on Fri Jan 01, 2016 1:37 pm

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Happy New Year all... Norm, what did you do with your collard green? did you add it in the soup? I'm planning to cook black-eyed peas soup with ham and ham hocks too, but wondering what to do with the green...

5 Re: Dinners in January, 2016 on Fri Jan 01, 2016 1:38 pm

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NormM wrote:I usually make black eyed peas for New Years Day. I usually have ham hocks and collard greens to go with them but a couple times I made a bean dip with them.  Once a couple years ago, I made black eyed peas on New Years Eve and didn't have any on New Years Day.  The next day I broke three bones in my ankle.  

Having black eyed peas later today but this time I am having them in the slow cooker with bacon, ham and tomatoes.  I have some greens that I plan to start in a little bit.

My mother would love you. She was from Texas and any bean with ham hocks was right
up her alley. I find black-eyed peas a bit earthy tasting but then I haven't had them the way you make them Norm.

I am watching the TOR parade and it takes me back. I used to volunteer to glue the flowers and such on the floats. It was sheer, hard labor and always freezing. I remember one year when someone knocked over a pail of glue and it landed on top of a girl's head. It took buckets of solvent to get it out and I am sure her scalp was sore as hell. After we lost our house in a fire, we moved to this huge penthouse on Orange Grove Blvd where all of the floats and bands line up for the parade. It was so much fun because we didn't have to freeze our asses off outside yet we got to watch the parade and walk around and look at all of the floats. One year we had the Budweiser Clydesdales out front. They are as big as elephants and poop just as much. They had handlers that spent their entire time shoveling $hit. Nice of them to keep the streets clean but I doubt that it really would have mattered. You wouldn't believe the amount of trash that is left after the parade. Somehow the city manages to get it all cleaned up in a day.

I think we will have NY steaks tonight with potatoes Romanof and roasted asparagus. Means I have to go to the store but that's ok, I am hungry for a change.

6 Re: Dinners in January, 2016 on Fri Jan 01, 2016 1:47 pm

NormM

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Imelda, I did end up adding them to the chicken stock and tomatoes that the ham and beans are cooking in. I cut the stems out of them and cut them up small because the stems are bitter and the leaves don't shrink up like spinach does.

Bugster, My mom was from Arkansas and liked black eyed peas or navy beans with ham hocks a lot too. I found dried black eyed peas taste better than canned ones. I like them OK but don't generally get around to making them more than once a year. We like white beans with ham hocks better. I don't care much at all for lima beans.

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7 Re: Dinners in January, 2016 on Fri Jan 01, 2016 5:38 pm

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Had to grill early...Rain rain coming..neighbor is smoking something and has a blue tarp hooked up.lol.

8 Re: Dinners in January, 2016 on Fri Jan 01, 2016 5:42 pm

bethk

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Good Golly Miss Molly! Those are HUGE tails! Looks like you're set for the night (and then some....).

(I'm sure they garner as much "New Year Luck" as my pork and sauerkraut.....but, Lawdy, how I do wish I lived next door to you!)

9 Re: Dinners in January, 2016 on Fri Jan 01, 2016 5:46 pm

cookingirl

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No traditions for NYDay... just having a quick meal of steak, roasted plain sweet potato and corn with leftover chocolate cake for dessert.

I had way too much Italian food with sauce the past week. Need to get back to regular food now; although my freezer if full of sauce, raviolis, sausages, meatballs....enough to last for 6 months without me cooking any tomato sauce! Incredible....Never thought I would be saying that I had enough Italian sauce foods....

10 Re: Dinners in January, 2016 on Fri Jan 01, 2016 5:53 pm

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On sale at Harris T.. I got a lb of med shrimp that are huge..Wish I could find some stone crab.Lov elove them. I could order them .not sure where though.

Yeah , I already ate one lol lol...one I chopped and bagged. The other one I am going to put on something???

11 Re: Dinners in January, 2016 on Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:39 pm

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I'd do a pile of fresh vegetables, maybe a bit of pasta.....just because I love some pasta......


Or, maybe I'd just cut that tail meat up and put it on a sauce dish of butter......

OMG!





LOL

12 Re: Dinners in January, 2016 on Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:57 pm

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Charlie, who isn't crazy about blackeyed peas like I usually make it, really liked it this time. I think he had 4 servings.

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13 Re: Dinners in January, 2016 on Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:09 pm

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NormM wrote:Charlie, who isn't crazy about blackeyed peas like I usually make it, really liked it this time. I think he had 4 servings.


You might want to isolate him another room for the rest of the evening. Laughing

14 Re: Dinners in January, 2016 on Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:47 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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Italian Pork Sausages, and Ravioli for Dinner.
A Usual Italian New Years Day Dinner. Home made ravioli would be the better, but we had commercial made ones.
Usually there is a pork roast, but not this year.

For good luck for the coming year, we wash our hands first thing in the morning, holding a Silver Dollar coin as we wash with soap. Drop the silver dollar while washing and drying your hands, will bring bad luck during the year! ..... Just a tradition, and I don't know where it came from. ?????

Did we do that wash up yet?? ...Naw! ,,, not yet. Tomorrow when kids come over.
Birthday dinner her for Granddaughter ( 23 y/o ) the 29th Dec.
We will have Chinese take out..... Easy Easy.....

15 Re: Dinners in January, 2016 on Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:59 pm

bethk

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Happy New Year!



16 Re: Dinners in January, 2016 on Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:00 pm

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pasta cooked in veggie broth. Sauteed onion & garlic & added pasta with starchy broth, heavy cream, basil, oregano, San Marzano tomatoes & artichokes. Topped with grilled lobster tail basted with butter herb sauce.




Opps forgot the pic........



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17 Re: Dinners in January, 2016 on Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:02 pm

NormM

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Bugster2 wrote:
NormM wrote:Charlie, who isn't crazy about blackeyed peas like I usually make it, really liked it this time. I think he had 4 servings.


You might want to isolate him another room for the rest of the evening. Laughing

we all might want to be in separate rooms for the eveningLOL

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18 Re: Dinners in January, 2016 on Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:04 pm

Barbara101

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First year I have not cooked pork..

19 Re: Dinners in January, 2016 on Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:27 pm

bethk

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Barbara101 wrote:First year I have not cooked pork..

but LQQK at what you DID cook !!! Pork or Lobster?? OK, fine, you forced me to choose the LOBSTER !!!

LOL

20 Re: Dinners in January, 2016 on Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:29 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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We are lazing around like Soom & Gloom here today.
Tina is on the recliner sleeping. She doesnt feel well I guess.

Supper tonight is Chinese take out. The kids are coming over.

21 Re: Dinners in January, 2016 on Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:08 pm

bethk

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Got my collards/turnip greens and zipper peas cooked for supper. They both represent "Luck-to-come-money" in Southern New Year's lore....



I hope my $3 lottery ticket that won me $10 isn't all the "Lucky Money" to come our way this year!

22 Re: Dinners in January, 2016 on Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:10 pm

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bethk wrote:Got my collards/turnip greens and zipper peas cooked for supper.  They both represent "Luck-to-come-money" in Southern New Year's lore....



I hope my $3 lottery ticket that won me $10 isn't all the "Lucky Money" to come our way this year!

I wish you luck Beth!
I got like 10 scratch offs from DIL's Mother for Christmas, and my luck is so bad, I scratched the winning numbers off two of the tickets. I cannot for the life of me scratch off that silver stuff without mutilating the card.
Same with tearing off a check in the checkbook. I always rip the corner off a check as I tear it out of the book. No No

23 Re: Dinners in January, 2016 on Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:23 pm

Barbara101

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Pass lol  I would rather have Ohio lore....City Chicken.. cheers


That said, I have ribs in the oven, Not on the grill, I am not going in and out to baby sit them.. Cole slaw made.

24 Re: Dinners in January, 2016 on Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:33 pm

bethk

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Supper was early (someone was 'hungry'......'starving!') and pretty darn good for a Southern Classic (almost).

Pan fried ham steak with greens and zipper peas and a side of cornbread baked in a cast iron skillet.

Yum!

25 Re: Dinners in January, 2016 on Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:16 pm

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